Stormwater Pollutant Chemistry: Applications to Monitoring and BMP Effectiveness Training Course - Providence, RI

  • December 09, 2014
  • 8:00 AM
  • December 10, 2014
  • 5:00 PM
  • Woodard & Curran, 95 Cedar Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903


  • $395 per additional guest.

Registration is closed

December 9 - 10, 2014, 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. (2 Days)
Hosted by Woodard & Curran, Main Conference Room
95 Cedar Street, Suite 100, Providence, RI 02903 [directions]

Note: This workshop is full. Please send us an email to be added to the waiting list.

Overview: This practical and highly acclaimed course provides a comprehensive overview of stormwater pollution chemistry and its applications to stormwater monitoring and treatment. Topics include an overview of stormwater contaminant sources, characteristics, transport and fate, monitoring, treatment best management practices (BMPs), BMP selection and performance, current research, and emerging technologies. Surface water and groundwater protection are also covered.

Course Topics
 Runoff Characteristics
  • Stormwater and MS4s
  • Dry Weather Base Flows
  • Combined Sewer Overflows
  • Urban Snowmelt
  • Hydrographs
  • Chemo/Pollutographs
  • Common Pollutant Sources
  • Atmospheric Deposition
  • Chemistry Variability Factors
  • Cross-Media Contamination
  • Aquatic Habitat Degradation

General Stormwater Chemistry
  • Fates of Contaminants
  • Chemistry Basics
  • Pollutant Transport
  • Solubility Rules
  • Metal Pollutant Properties
  • Organic Pollutant Properties
  • Partitioning Coefficients
  • Complexation & Speciation
  • Cation Exchange
  • Redox Potential
  • Acidity (pH)
  • Alkalinity and Hardness
  • Conductivity
  • Chemical Reaction Types
  • Primary Soil Properties
  • Vadose Zone Processes

Pollutant Chemistry
  • Thermal Pollution
  • Solids (Turbidity, TS, TSS, TDS, and SSC)
  • Nanoparticles
  • Acid/Base Generating Material
  • Metals (Al, Ag, As, Cd, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Hg, Ni, Pb, Se, Sb, and Zn)
  • Salts and Other Minerals
  • Nutrients
  • Oxygen Demanding Pollutants
  • Oil and Grease
  • Antifreeze Glycols
  • Detergents, Soaps and Other Surfactants
  • Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • PAHs
  • PCBs
  • Phthalates
  • Pesticides and Degradates
  • Pathogens
Stormwater Management
  • Management Paradigms
  • Contaminants versus Pollutants
  • Whole Effluent Toxicity (WET) Tests
  • Toxicity Variations
  • Construction Stormwater Issues
  • Stormwater Monitoring
  • High Risk Contaminants
  • Contaminant Relationships
  • Grab versus Composite Sampling
  • Event Mean Concentrations
  • Pollutant Loads
  • Managing First Flush
  • Sediment Chemistry

Stormwater Treatment Processes
  • Coagulation/Flocculation
  • Precipitation
  • Sedimentation
  • Flotation
  • Laminar Separation
  • Vortex Separation
  • Screening
  • Filtration
  • Sorption
  • Temperature Reduction
  • Acid/Base Neutralization
  • Volatilization
  • Disinfection
  • Biodegradation
  • Phytodegradation
  • Soil Processes

BMP Effectiveness
  • BMP Selection Criteria
  • Performance Assessment
  • International BMP Database
  • Concentration Reduction
  • Load Reduction
  • Efficiency Ratio
  • Summation of Loads
  • Effluent Probability Method
  • Online vs. Offline Facilities
  • Treatment Trains
  • Technology Evaluation Resources
  • Zero Valent Iron Pilot Studies
  • Biochar Pilot Studies
  • Engineered Hyporheic Zones

Surface Water and Groundwater Protection

Intended Audience: Water quality professionals seeking an improved understanding of stormwater chemistry and its applications to stormwater treatment and management. Scientists, engineers, enforcement and field staff, program managers, and stormwater policy makers will benefit from attending.

Education Level: Introductory to intermediate/refresher. Current research and advanced topics are included to ensure all experience levels benefit from attending.

Course Materials: Course proceedings and reference material.

Credit: 15 PDHs and 1.5 CEUs for completing 15 hours of instruction.

Registration: $495 (save $100 per additional person when registering a group: $395 per guest). Register online here or by calling us at (800) 385-0783.

Accommodations: Click here for a map of nearby hotels.

About the Instructor: Erick McWayne has over twenty years of experience in water quality and environmental chemistry. He has conducted numerous water quality investigations and taught over 100 related courses. He currently provides consulting support to water quality projects and teaches courses in storm water management, surface water quality, pollutant chemistry, contaminant transport and fate, and hydrogeology.
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